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INTELLECTUAL CULTURE.                    351
of early manhood are bursting forth, and this too without a friend to chasten, to control, and to warn. The young child, as yet untutored in wickedness, comes home from the village school, and in simplicity tells the mother all that it sees and hears, and thus gives her the opportunity to warn and correct it. But the position of the student at college, separated from his parents, is widely different. I [e is now exposed to vices which seek concealment, and which at the same time appeal with seductive force to his bosom. "Will lie not be likely to become their victim, and. if so. will not all the circumstances of the case operate to dig deep and render impassable that gulf which so often conies between young men and their parents ) Children educated at home, or near home, so as to sustain a frequent, almost daily, intercourse with parents, keep up their habits of intimacy, wliicli afford, espe­cially to the mother, so many opportunities for kindly and useful counsel. But if once sent to college, if once touched with college vices, and tinctured with the sophomoric conceit which is apt to infect collegians, is there not an end to that parental sway, which owed its chief influ­ence to an intimate, kindly confidence? Let me ask parents, when their sons have returned from college, even garnished with its laurels,
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